Brampton had its start as Canada’s premier “FlowerTown” in the late 19th century. This came from the city’s thriving greenhouse industry, which exported roses, orchids and cut flowers all over the world.

In recent years, Brampton has blossomed into a vibrant city with colourful gardens, public art and multicultural festivals.

Home to several conservation areas that shelter local flora and fauna, Brampton’s lush scenery is a popular location for film and TV productions. Sports enthusiasts can play golf at Turnberry Golf Club, while history buffs explore Gage Park, the oldest park in Brampton.

Map of Brampton

Where is Brampton?

Located along the Etobicoke Creek, the city lies north of Mississauga and west of Toronto in the region of Peel. It is Canada’s ninth most populous municipality, with a population of over 600,000 people.

Brampton is approximately a half-hour drive from Toronto or a forty-minute subway, train or bus trip from Union Station to Brampton GO Station.

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Things to know about Brampton

Explore nature

Go birdwatching in picturesque Claireville Conservation Area or observe plants and flowers used in Anishnawbe Nation traditions in the Heart Lake Conservation Park.  

Get fresh local food

The Brampton Farmers' Market not only brings you the freshest local food each season, it also hosts chef demos and entertainment. Check it out every Saturday during the season.

Embrace the festive spirit

Participate in the Carabram Festival each year in July, Brampton’s multicultural gala, where diverse cultures are represented in booths at many venues all over the city.

Enjoy the outdoors

Families with young children will enjoy the expansive picnic area of Eldorado Park. If you’re visiting in April or May, check out the gorgeous cherry blossoms in Joyce Archdekin Park.

Urban beach delight

Relax on Brampton’s very own beach on the east side of Professor’s Lake, where locals go to fish, sail and windsurf. Kids will enjoy splashing on the inflatable water park.

Visit a historic residence

Featuring Georgian-style architecture, the Historic Bovaird House is Brampton’s only public historic residence. This mid-19th century farmhouse offers free tours in the afternoon.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 5, 2024

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